Justin Timberlake Wedding Video Still Raising Hackles

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At the wedding of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, a video was shown of various homeless people wishing the happy couple their congratulations, as I'm sure you've heard.

It was shot by a friend, L.A. real estate agent Justin Huchel, so the Timberlakes quite possibly had nothing to do with the vid except for watching it and presumably enjoying it.

But the Twitterati are in an absolute tizzy over the appalling nature of rich people sitting around some expensive event and making fun of the homeless folks that one of them accosted for a gag.

Yeah, I agree the whole thing was in bad taste--but I often like things that are in bad taste.

And no one forced the homeless people to take part in the video.

Maybe they were tickled to be asked.

(Even better, maybe Huchel paid them.)

If I were ever homeless--and Lord knows I seem to be heading there--I'd be thrilled to still be getting requests to appear on camera.

But that's just me.

Here are the complainers.

Some of them want to wish Justin bye, bye, bye.

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MichelleHelena
MichelleHelena

It's almost every homeless person's dream to appear on camera, and Huchel abused that. I'm sure he convinced the homeless people to take part in the video by saying something like, "Justin Timberlake would be happy to see you congratulating him," or promised them a visit from Justin Timberlake himself. Well if it's even true that he cared enough to let them interact with the star, then the best he could do is get a laptop and give the people and Timberlake something to talk about via video conference. But that would never happen because, of course, Huchel was just making fun of them. This is a ridiculous publicity, if you ask me. - Mitch

jeffery.haynes101
jeffery.haynes101

I am studying videography Perth and I like watching wedding videos because I love taking videos of wedding celebration. I was sad when I first heard of this news because Justin is not responsible for this and his friend should be the one who needs to apologize.

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

I'm thinking this marriage will last approximately one year.

Jack
Jack

I can kind of see the joke but it's still in extremely bad taste and shows the staggering insensitivity and obliviousness that the rich have about the plight of the poor and the working class too for that matter. Timberlake did the right thing by making an apology even though he had no involvement in the production of the video and was simply a spectator like most wedding guests. Im sure Hechel didnt make the video with any kind of malicious intent and was really trying to make a joke about the lavishness of the wedding but he failed miserably. 

bethesda
bethesda topcommenter

Justin has apologized for the video. The wise thing to do.

FredsterNYC
FredsterNYC

I'm not mad at them. It's the fucking douchebag friend who thought this sort of tasteless thing would be okay to do, and for someone's wedding. Not only no regard for the offensive act, but for the other guests and their family.

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

Maybe they didn't know what was going to be on the video - but strange that a wedding included screening unknown content videos. But this wedding seems like just a way 2 people who nobody gives a shit about can sell pictures and get money and publicity.

As for the uproar - what a shock - rich people look down on the poor and enjoy ridiculing them. Remember during Occupy Wall Street when the bankers or whatever they were were up on the balcony, drinking champagne and laughing at the protesters?

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

Actually, I'm more appalled that people think rich people in La-La-Land have brains.

blissbaby
blissbaby

I'm not sure what to think. it's gross but I also agree with what you said.

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